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A VIP Evening with Trumer Pils

A few weeks back, 7x7 asked you to vote for your favorite place to enjoy a cold summertime Trumer Pils in San Francisco. The grand prize —which included a private tour of Trumer Brauerei Berkeley, followed by a private dinner prepared by Oakland's Tribune Tavern—was claimed by lucky devil Peter Norman!

Peter brought four of his friends to the famed brewery in the East Bay to enjoy a detailed walk-through of the facility led by Master Brewer Lars Larson. The independent brewery was started in 2004, and was twinned with a sister brewery in Austria. The malt used here at the West Coast is imported from Salzburg, Austria (while the hops hail from Austria and from Germany) to keep our local brew's flavors consistent with Austria's. The VIP guests also learned the technique for "The Perfect Pour," and shared a beer (or two) with Lars.

The evening concluded with a private dinner in the tasting room prepared by Oakland’s Tribune Tavern, with a menu designed to pair well with Trumer Pils. Courses included pork belly rillette and chicken liver pate starters; warm winter grain salads; grilled pork sausages with polenta and braised spigarello; and a brûléed pear cheesecake!

For more information, please visit trumerusa.com

Trumer Brauerei, 1404 4th St, Berkeley, facebook.com/TrumerPilsUSA
Tribune Tavern, 40113th St, Oakland, tribunetavern.com

Photos: Nikki Richter Photography